Foreman backs Pacquiao to beat Mayweather

Former world heavyweight champion George Foreman likes Manny Pacquiao over unbeaten Floyd Mayweather in their welterweight showdown next week in Las Vegas, AFP reports. Foreman has plenty of experience in superfight history, having suffered his first career defeat in a mega-bout spectacular in Zaire to Muhammad Ali in the fabled

Hazard must score goals like Messi, Ronaldo – Scholes

Paul Scholes believes Eden Hazard needs to improve his goalscoring record if he is to be considered one of the best players in the world. According to Goal, the Belgium international has been pivotal in Chelsea’s Premier League title challenge this season with 13 goals and eight assists in 32

Re-run polls: Force Hqtrs redeploys DIG, 4 AIGs & 7 CPs


Ahead of today’s re-run gubernatorial elections in three states whose results were declared inconclusive by INEC after the April 11 elections, Acting Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has redeployed one Deputy Inspector General of Police, four Assistant Inspectors General of Police and seven Commissioners of Police to the three

Wenger hopes for lucky 13 against Chelsea

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will hope to make it 13th time lucky against Jose Mourinho on Sunday as his side attempt to delay Chelsea’s coronation as Premier League champions, AFP reports. Wenger has never prevailed against Mourinho in 12 attempts and even if he redresses that statistic at the Emirates

2015 polls: Unending controversy in Akwa Ibom


THE heat generated by the elections in Akwa Ibom State is gradually cooling off. A host of non indigenes, who out of fear, travelled out with their families have returned to resume their normal businesses in the state.

Champions League semis: Barca face Bayern, Juve draw Real

Barcelona will have the chance to avenge their 2013 humbling by Bayern Munich after being paired with the Germans again in the Champions League semifinal draw on Friday which also pitted holders Real Madrid against Juventus. According to Reuters, Bayern thrashed Barcelona 7-0 on aggregate two years ago before going

Keshi will learn from mistakes – Akwuegbu

Ben Akwuegbu is confident Stephen Keshi will learn from his mistakes and will make a success of his Super Eagles comeback. Keshi on Tuesday signed a two-year contract to manage Nigeria for a third time, ending months of uncertainty and speculation over his future.

‘AFN should help athletes’

An athlete, Sayo Daramola, has called on the Athletics Federation of Nigeria to help athletes training ahead of major competitions. Daramola, who is an hammer thrower, says she is determined to improve on her standard in the sport.

Ejo wants beach soccer league

Super Sand Eagles coach, Audu Ejo, has called for the establishment of a beach soccer league in the country. Nigeria failed to secure a ticket to the 2015 FIFA World Beach Soccer World Cup   in Portugal after the team lost to Senegal in the semifinals of the 2015 CAF Beach

Iheanacho to join F’Eagles in Germany

Flying Eagles assistant coach Nduka Ugbade says Kelechi Iheanacho has been asked to join the Under-20 national team in Germany, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The Flying Eagles are expected to leave for Germany in a fortnight to prepare for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

Omotola storms S/Africa to champion women empowerment


The campaign is tagged “Poverty is Sexist”, meaning that women and girls are most seriously affected by poverty. And in order to eradicate extreme poverty, there is a serious need to promote women empowerment. ‘Poverty is Sexist’ was conceived to support the ‘Africa Union Year of Women Empowerment’.

No one in the industry scares me – Baene


“For my inspiration, it comes from anything around me, my little pet dog, my young nephew at home who gets on my nerves but I love him all the same. Even a moment of scolding from my dear mother can turn out a big inspiration.”

Why I featured Omawunmi in my song —DJ Nana


These days DJ’s are collaborating with musicians to get their voices heard. DJ Jimmy Jatt started out with this innovative idea, with the release of his album Industreet featuring the likes of Waje, Phyno and Ruggedman. Following in her mentor’s path, Nanayat Abedoh a.

Terry G turns preacher at Enugu Legend ‘Taste and Tell’ show


Terry G, Nigeria’s eccentric Afro hip hop act may have found a new calling as he turned into a preacher at the Enugu leg of the Legend Taste and Tell activation held at the Spices Restaurant, Enugu, capital of Enugu State. The post Terry G turns preacher at Enugu Legend

APC not planning one-party state -CNPP

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties has dismissed claims by the Peoples Democratic Party that the All Progressives Congress was planning to make Nigeria a one-party state. The Rivers State CNPP chairman, Dr.

‘Arrest govt officials moving with private guards’

Chairman, the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has asked the acting Inspector-General of police, Mr. Solomon Arase, to arrest government officials, candidates and politicians moving with private guards during today’s supplementary elections.